EverWind Fuels: Point Tupper
EverWind Fuels will develop a regional hydrogen hub in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia after acquiring NuStar Energy’s existing storage terminal at the site. The infrastructure will be expanded to include renewable hydrogen and ammonia production, with ample space available for onshore wind turbines. There is also the intention to develop significant offshore wind resources. Point Tupper is a deepwater port capable of accommodating supertankers, and is ideally located to transport ammonia to Europe and beyond. A series of project partners have already been engaged, including Hatch (engineering), Nel (electrolyser supplier) and KBR (ammonia production technology supplier).
Onshore facilities, like Point Tupper, will be key to unlocking this important industry and we are excited to play our part. We are confident that this is both the right place and the right time to pursue this development. Governments across Canada are embracing green hydrogen and green ammonia as key parts of Canada’s clean energy future and, with this investment, we are excited to support the development of a regional hydrogen hub in Eastern Canada.EverWind Fuels CEO Trent Vichie in his organisation’s official press release, 2 May 2022
EverWind indicates that the focus of the Point Tupper project is not just on clean maritime fuels. Locally, renewable hydrogen and ammonia can be employed as coal substitutes, and renewable ammonia can be incorporated into fertilisers, or supplied to ice rinks as a refrigerant.
Trigon Pacific Terminals: Prince Rupert
In British Columbia, Ridley Terminals have recently rebranded themselves as Trigon Pacific Terminals, and announced a new focus on zero-carbon energy exports, particularly ammonia. The Prince Rupert site has traditionally been a major coal port, and is the closest North American coal export port to key Asian markets. As part of the transition, Trigon indicates that a second multi-commodity loading berth is under development. Current infrastructure (including significant railway connections) will be leveraged as Trigon shifts focus from fossil commodities to low and zero-carbon exports.
A particular focus for our terminal is the export of reduced and zero-carbon energy, with hydrogen in the form of ammonia being a leading contender. There’s existing production and tremendous opportunity in Canada and even greater global demand. As many countries increasingly put hydrogen at the top of their list as part of their commitment to global decarbonization, we intend to play a significant role in this evolution as Canada’s first hydrogen-as-ammonia export terminal.Trigon President and CEO Rob Booker in his organisation’s press release, 28 Apr 2022